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Oct
2
Sat
Japanese Garden Ikebana Display @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of the Japanese Garden with large-scale ikebana pieces created by artist Kaz Kitajima, on display from October 2–24. 

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Oct
9
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that Sketching with Color is sold out.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four week series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the autumn landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $110 nonmembers. Class meets in the Rose Pavilion on Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9am to noon. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Oct
17
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Papel Picado Workshop with Self Help Graphics @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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This class is sold out. Click here to register for the Stencil Screenprinting Workshop with Self Help Graphics.

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Learn the traditional art of papel picado with Self Help Graphics & Art on October 17. Self Help Graphics’ teaching artists will guide participants through creating a papel picado scene, cutting elaborate designs into pieces of delicate tissue paper.

$37 members, $42 non-members. Meets in the Rose Pavilion. Advance registration required.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children older than 4. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Self Help Graphics & Art

Self Help Graphics is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists. Their multidisciplinary and intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower the community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

Oct
19
Tue
{SOLD OUT} Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Click here for the yoga class that begins on October 22

Please note that the Tuesday yoga class is sold out.

Join us for a four-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion on October 19, 26 and November 2 and 9 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant.

MEMBERS ONLY

Oct
22
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Please note that the Tuesday yoga class is sold out.

Join us for a four-week Friday yoga class with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion on October 22, 29, and November 5 and 12 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant.

MEMBERS ONLY

Oct
24
Sun
Stencil Screenprinting Workshop with Self Help Graphics @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Create beautiful stencils with a focus on Dia de los Muertos and other themes with Self Help Graphics & Art on October 24. Participants will learn about the silk screening process while artists print posters with participants’ stencils. Once the process is done, take your artwork to enjoy at home.

$42 members, $47 non-members. Meets in the Rose Pavilion. Advance registration required, register here.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children older than 4. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Self Help Graphics & Art

Self Help Graphics is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists. Their multidisciplinary and intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower the community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

Nov
13
Sat
“Full Circle” Opening Weekend Activities @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of Full Circle: A Return to the Land with us on November 13 and 14. Full Circle tells the history and ethnobotany of the land of Descanso Gardens, through art, photographs, maps, documents, and contemporary artifacts.

  • Native Plant Activity Guide | 10am–2pm | Sturt Haaga Gallery Patio
    • Pick up an activity guide and use it to investigate our new plant display at the gallery.
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  • Garden to Gallery Walk and Talk | 1pm | Meet at Center Circle
    • Join us for a walk through Descanso’s oak forest and learn about native plants at our brand new plant display at the gallery patio. The walk will culminate at the Full Circle exhibition and curator Lynn LaBate will introduce you to the show. Take a walk through the exhibition and chat informally with exhibition contributors.
Nov
14
Sun
“Full Circle” Opening Weekend Activities @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of Full Circle: A Return to the Land with us on November 13 and 14. Full Circle tells the history and ethnobotany of the land of Descanso Gardens, through art, photographs, maps, documents, and contemporary artifacts.

  • Native Plant Activity Guide | 10am–2pm | Sturt Haaga Gallery Patio
    • Pick up an activity guide and use it to investigate our new plant display at the gallery.
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  • Garden to Gallery Walk and Talk | 1pm | Meet at Center Circle
    • Join us for a walk through Descanso’s oak forest and learn about native plants at our brand new plant display at the gallery patio. The walk will culminate at the Full Circle exhibition and curator Lynn LaBate will introduce you to the show. Take a walk through the exhibition and chat informally with exhibition contributors.